Feast your eyes on these lovely images from Swedish photographer and stylist Pernilla Hed! Full of that special appreciation for color and light that seems unique to Scandinavian countries, they make me want to abandon the city for a green and breezy meadow somewhere. I would happily do all my laundry by hand if I could hang it to dry from birch trees!*
A major fix for my pillow addiction! I love how this shot combines the homespun, handcrafted feel of the cushions--that little deer applique!--with the Moroccan bazaar effect of the silver light fixture and tea pot.
A stunning shade of blue. What would you call this hue? Robin's egg? Aqua? Whatever it is, it looks perfect contrasted with touches of pure pink. And there's that Swedish love of chandeliers again!
More blue, this time with a retro-kitsch vibe. The wallpaper is used to terrific effect here; it prevents the cabinets from feeling cold or stark. And a backsplash in the kitchen is a great budget-friendly way to get a hint of pattern without having to buy rolls and rolls of paper.
I'm more of a shower than a bath girl, but even I could be convinced to take a soak in this tub. Splash rose oil in the water, close the door, crank up the volume on some Debussy, and lean back with a juicy romance novel!
Perhaps the only thing that could tear me away from that rose-scented bath is the prospect of a mid-summer dinner by lantern light! I adore the idea of having a vibrant collection of cushions and throws reserved for outdoor dining; it would turn every meal into a special event!
Finally, I couldn't resist this close-up of a simple summer bouquet. Proof that you don't need a fancy floral arrangement to bring life into a space--just a casual collection of blossoms, a special vase, and voila! Instant happy!
*Okay, who am I kidding? I would happily supervise someone else doing my laundry by hand while I sipped a lemonade.
All images courtesy of Pernilla Hed.